The Tuscan Sun Cookbook: Recipes from Our Italian Kitchen

The Tuscan Sun Cookbook: Recipes from Our Italian Kitchen

Hardback Clarkson Potter

By (author) Frances Mayes, By (author) Edward Kleinschmidt Mayes

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  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 257mm x 23mm | 998g
  • Publication date: 22 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0307885283
  • ISBN 13: 9780307885289
  • Illustrations note: 150-200 Full-Colour Photos
  • Sales rank: 72,725

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Frances Mayes and her husband, Ed, welcome readers to Bramasole, their home in the Tuscan countryside, and share the recipes that they have enjoyed as honourary Tuscans. From antipasti to dolci, the book is organised in the way Italians enjoy their dinners.

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Author information

Named the "bard of Tuscany" by the "New York Times," FRANCES MAYES is the author of the bestsellers "Under the Tuscan Sun, Bella Tuscany, Every Day in Tuscany, " and, with EDWARD MAYES, "In Tuscany" and "Bringing Tuscany Home." She also wrote" Swan: A Novel, A Year in the World, " and five books of poetry. She lectures frequently on Italian life. Edward is the prize-winning author of four books of poetry, most recently, "Speed of Life" and "Works and Days." Photographer STEVEN ROTHFELD is the author of "French Dreams, Shrines," and "Italian Dreams." His work appears in books by Frances Mayes among others.

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I own over a thousand cookbooks, but I have never been so enthralled by a cookbook as I was when I saw and read "The Tuscan Sun Cookbook" by Frances and Edward Mayes. From the very first beautiful photograph of Frances spoon feeding Edward and the mesmerizing opening paragraph--"The Choreography of the Kitchen"--I knew this cookbook would immediately rank with my all-time favorites. The recipes lure me into my Los Angeles kitchen and soon I feel like I am cooking in Tuscany. Even if there were no recipes, I would love "The Tuscan Sun Cookbook" for the brilliant photographs of by Steven Rothfeld--they are simply the best I have ever seen in a cookbook. Period. So to lovers of photography and food and Italy and to the simplest and most wonderful pleasures of life, I most enthusiastically say "Get this book." - -Nancy Silverton, founder of La Brea Bakery and co-owner of Pizzeria Mozza and Osteria Mozza restaurants in Los Angeles, Newport Beach, and Singapore Frances and Edward Mayes generously invite us into their Tuscan world, to share in lavish, friend-filled feasts as we gather around the wood-fired bread oven. It's a book of joy and celebration, stories of the call of the owl, the invasion of wild boars, honest, earthy, and welcoming. We can taste their freshly-pressed olive oil, thrill in the flavor of the neighbor's lavender honey, want to run into the kitchen to prepare their long-simmered ragU, and plan to duplicate Ed's caper, anchovy, and mozzarella pizza. Steven Rothfeld's stunning photos make their world sing, come truly alive. --Patricia Wells, author of "Salad as a Meal " Frances and Ed Mayes haven't written some wistful expat's dream; they have done their homework about why Tuscan food is what it is, and what we need to know about it. In their writing, Tuscany doesn't seem a picture postcard (even though the book is a beauty). Instead it comes off feeling much more like home. As for the dishes, they've captured the essential simplicity that is Tuscan cooking. Frances and Ed know what they're doing and it's a pleasure to read. This is one of those books that makes you homesick, even if you never had a home like this. --Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of national radio show "The Splendid Table"(R) from American Public Media